How To Disappear Completely

Tue January 15 - Thu January 17, 2019
How To Disappear Completely

One Yellow Rabbit present
How To Disappear Completely
By Chop Theatre

January 15 – 17, 2019
Tuesday – Thursday, 7:30 pm
Engineered Air Theatre
225 8th Avenue SE

Part of the 33rd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

Deeply profound and surprisingly funny, Itai Erdal is an award winning lighting designer who combines multimedia, video footage and storytelling to transport audiences into his captivating journey. Drawing on a life fully lived between his birthplace, Jerusalem, and his current home in Vancouver, Erdal demonstrates his approach to theatrical lighting while also reflecting on the events that followed his mother asking him to take her life.

In 2000, award-winning lighting designer, Itai Erdal received a phone call telling him his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and had nine months to live. Erdal promptly travelled to Israel to spend every moment he could with his mother. During that time he shot hours of film and hundreds of pictures, documenting her final days. This piece pairs the power of Erdal’s story with the nuanced potency of stage lighting.

How to Disappear Completely is a personal yet universal story of life, death and the special tie between and a mother and her son.

Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception  80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support 

Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.